The oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to
the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects.
The Nominating Committee presents the following slate for approval at the Annual Meeting on January 27, 2017:
Council Class 2020
Council Class 2018 (continuing)
Michael Suarez, for a second 3-year term
Gregory Pass (chair)
Following an international call for papers, the following have been selected as the BSA New Scholars for 2017:
Michaël Roy, Université Paris Nanterre (Malkin New Scholar)
The Vanishing Slave: Publishing the Narrative of Charles Ball, from Slavery in the United States (1836) to Fifty Years in Chains (1858)
Marissa Nicosia, Penn State Abington (Pantzer New Scholar)
Printing as Revival: Making Playbooks in the 1650s
Megan Peiser, University of Missouri
Reading the Review Periodical in the Eighteenth Century
They will present their work at 2:00 on Friday, January 27, 2017, just before the BSA Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Grolier Club, 27 East 60th Street in New York City.
The 2017 Annual Meeting and Lecture of the Bibliographical Society of America will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York City.
This year’s distinguished lecturer will be Ann Blair, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard University, who will speak on “A Bibliographical Approach to Information: Afterthoughts on Too Much to Know.” A gala reception will follow Professor Blair’s lecture.
As usual, the meeting will be preceded by “Papers by New Scholars” at 2:00 p.m., also at the Grolier Club.
Call for Papers
Translation Theory and Practice during the Renaissance: A Medium, a Genre, a Risk
Sessions sponsored by the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium at the
Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in Chicago, 30 March-1 April 2017
Having read and discussed a very strong field of eight submissions, the Schiller Prize Committee unanimously agreed that Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song-Book: The First Collection of English Nursery Rhymes. A facsimile edition with a history and annotations by Andrea Immel and Brian Alderson (Cotsen Occasional Press, 2013) is its choice for the 2016 Justin G. Schiller Prize. The award was announced at BSA’s Annual Meeting on January 29, 2016.
The Grolier Club Library and the Bibliographical Society of America are pleased to announce the completion of the processing of the records of the Bibliographical Society of America. The archive consists of 67 boxes (84 linear feet) and includes correspondence, financial records, publication drafts and proofs, and copies of publications and monographs, among other materials generated by BSA between 1904 and 2015.